Job Search Advice
The "Tells" That Workers Likely to Quit Give OffIt's accepted wisdom among managers -- and workers, too -- that when someone suddenly starts taking off work for "doctor appointments," taking long lunches. coming in late or, the gold standard, accidentally leaving a resume in the printer, they're job hunting.Read the rest of this entry »
There's some truth to that, though there are plenty of other explanations for all those behaviors. Even when they do mean someone is job hunting, by that time ...
The Best and Worst Cities For Jobs In 2017The worst city for job hunting in 2017 is Detroit. WalletHub, a financial services site, ranked it at the bottom of its annual list of the best -- and the worst -- cities for jobs.Read the rest of this entry »
If Detroit coming in last was no surprise, Scottsdale, AZ coming in first might be. The tony Phoenix suburb is better known as a winter playground for well-heeled snowbirds. Replete with up-scale restaurants and spas, Scottsdale is ...
2017 Is Going to Be the Year of the JobseekerFor any job seeker who's fallen victim to recruiting's black hole -- submitting a resume only to hear nothing -- it may be hard to believe that a quarter of all employers get few or no applicants.Read the rest of this entry »
That's one finding in a massive global survey of some 42,000 employers. Couple that with a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that job openings reached an all ...
What Looking For a Job In 2017 Will Be LikeWill you be looking for a job in 2017?Read the rest of this entry »
Even if the thought never crossed your mind, you'll want to take a look at this article from Career Sherpa. In it, 31 recruiting experts and career coaches offer their take on what the job market will be like next year.
Far from the usual predictions about a tight labor supply giving candidates the upper hand (true enough for some ...
How Volunteering Can Help Your Job SearchVolunteer work can open doors to job opportunities you might never have considered without the experience you get -- not to mention the good you do -- by giving your time to help others.Read the rest of this entry »
That's how Barbara Marbury wound up working for the University of Oregon’s Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence. She wasn't even looking for a job when she was approached by the university's vice president at ...
Sharpen Your Small Talk Before Going For Your Next InterviewBefore going on your next job interview, practice for it by heading to the nearest Starbucks and striking up a conversation with the barista.Read the rest of this entry »
Sharpening your skill at making small talk won't guarantee you'll get the job, but it will sharply improve your chances, says an article in The Wall Street Journal. That not so surprising advice comes from research that shows building rapport with your interviewer in ...
Older Workers Are Finding New Career OpportunitiesOver 50 and looking for a new job? Or retired, but wanting to go back to work in a challenging job that also pays decently?Read the rest of this entry »
Forget it, says the conventional wisdom.
That "wisdom" is wrong says The Wall Street Journal. "The numbers make it clear that the nightmare scenario simply isn’t true," the Journal declares, marshaling labor force data research showing older workers get and have quality jobs.
How to Make Your Elevator Pitch Stand OutHave you ever noticed how long it takes some people to say just what it is that they do?Read the rest of this entry »
It's one thing to bore someone with a 5 minute monologue at a family gathering, but quite another when you're at a networking event, even when you don't recognize it as a networking event. That's when you need a clear, concise and memorable elevator pitch.
How to Write a Resume That Stands OutIf your resume isn't getting the attention it deserves, chances are it's how you presented your accomplishments.Read the rest of this entry »
Reaching back to a post by Laszlo Bock, Google's former senior VP of HR, Business Insider says including a specific measure of your work is necessary to catch the attention of recruiters and hiring managers.
Too many resumes say things like, "Studied financial performance of companies and made investment recommendations ...
Don't Overlook Asking For A RecommendationLinkedIn has become a nearly indispensable tool for working professionals. It's how you build your brand, communicate with others in your field, participate in business conversations and, of course, it's the first place recruiters look for talent.Read the rest of this entry »
Keeping your profile up-to-date is important. A promotion, job change, award or a publication are all reasons to freshen your LinkedIn profile. But one feature too many professionals overlook is the ...